How I learned to Photograph My Braids

With my newfound love of Kumihimo, I wanted to combine my hobbies and start sharing the braids I created through photos. Jewelry seems to have particular challenges.  Thus, my quest to learn to take a better picture became my mission.  Whether you have a 35mm camera, a point-and-shoot, or you are using your cell phone, I think many of these tips will be helpful.

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Is It Kumihimo if it didn’t come from Japan?

A good friend and troublemaker recently asked the question “Does it have to come from Japan to be Kumihimo?” My first inclination was to dismiss the question because the answer seems fairly obvious – if I use a Kumihimo pattern to produce a braid, then, of course, its kumihimo. In retrospect, the answer is not […]

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